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Old 27th Dec 2018, 21:32
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Originally Posted by ORAC View Post
Over 90% of the plastic in the oceans is issuing from from the 6 rivers in Asia, the amoun entering the sea from Europe is minuscule, and the effect of th billions being spent to reduce it is nugatory.

The environmental cost of producing a “bag for life”, including the chemicals washed directly into the oceans at far greater effect, is such that each such bag would hav to be used over 300 times before it reduced the environmental cost below that of a disposable bag - the average life is below 150.

But it makes the greens and the environmentalists feel if they are doing something, at a far higher opportunity cost.
This post brings tears of happiness to my eyes!
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